BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Angell Animal Medical Center (MSPCA-Angell) has put up nine purebred Australian Shepherd puppies for adoption.
On Tuesday, the five-month-old puppies arrived at the MSPCA's Boston shelter after they were surrendered by their owner who felt overwhelmed taking care of them. MSPCA officials told WBZ NewsRadio that it's the largest single surrender of "Aussie" puppies in at least the last ten years.
The puppies can be seen playing on the MSPCA-Angell's Twitter page:
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"These puppies have been relatively sheltered so we'll be looking for adopters willing to commit to their early socialization needs. Anyone with experience owning herding breeds would be the ideal adopter," said Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs at the MSPCA-Angell.
The healthy puppies were moved to the MSPCA's Jamaica Plain shelter, where they're available for adoption. The MSPCA told WBZ NewsRadio that Aussies are supremely active and that the puppies will need plenty of exercise and training. They said, "For the right adopter, Aussies make wonderful dogs: loyal, super smart, and playful."
The MSPCA invited interested adopters to apply online.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.